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Socialism Rising — Bernie Wins Nevada Caucuses Bigly

Socialism Rising — Bernie Wins Nevada Caucuses Bigly

Results so far show Biden far behind in 2nd, with Steyer and Warren battling for a distant 3rd

Nevada held its caucus Saturday, and the early results suggest a big win for socialist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.  Former Vice President Joe Biden is far behind in second place, with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and billionaire anti-Trumper Tom Steyer battling it out for an even more distant third place.

Fox News reports:

Sen. Bernie Sanders will win the Nevada caucuses, Fox News can project, furthering the democratic socialist’s lead over his Democratic rivals and raising the question as to whether he can be stopped on his path to the Democratic nomination.

With four percent of delegates in, Sanders has 56 percent.

According to the early returns, former Vice President Joe Biden is in second place with 19.9 percent, billionaire Tom Steyer has 9.3 percent, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has eight percent, and former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg has 5.8 percent. Ultimately 36 delegates are at stake.

It’s continuing to look like a socialism vs. capitalism, Bernie vs. Trump contest is likely this November . . . unless establishment Democrats find a way to stop Bernie (without causing his followers to riot in the streets).

It’s official:  Bernie wins Nevada caucus.

The Hill reports:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was projected to post a decisive victory in the Nevada caucuses Saturday, cementing his status as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination by turning out a diverse coalition of voters.

Early returns showed Sanders dominating among young people and Latinos, who make up nearly one-third of the electorate here. The Vermont senator also won several Las Vegas caucus sites, underscoring his strong support among the labor union rank and file who are a powerful force in Nevada politics.

We’ll continue to update this post as more results and responses come in.

Bernie Twitter is elated:


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The Democratic nomination process is like a slow-motion train wreck:
you know the end result will be a hideous mess, but you just can’t look away.

IMO for the least short term damage the d should absolutely not sabotage Bernie, he could conceivably win a general election. The risk is that the Bernie bros/ radical wing won’t be satisfied with their choice likely losing in the general claiming that the d party wasn’t providing enough support. As there are always places visible in hindsight that with a little more push of funds or organization could have been won but we’re not the Bernie bros will cling to that as proof of a betrayal. In the reorganization and reconstruction of the d party in the aftermath of a Bernie loss the radical wing may just walk.

Alternatively, the d elite could torpedo Bernie during the convention which will almost certainly cause a split and an almost certain Trump victory over whomever the d power brokers anoint at the convention.

Either way the d face the very real possibility of a permanent realignment to a smaller d party nationally. Ultimately this is likely anyway as their big tent now consists of various interest groups/identity groups who are jockeying for a limited number of spaces at the trough.

    CKYoung in reply to CommoChief. | February 22, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    PDJT is going to absolutely crush comrade bernie. It’s going to be too big of a blowout for the bernie bros to complain. If the democrats don’t turn hard back to the middle, and quickly, their party is done, it will fracture into the radical left, the hard left, and the Walkaways.

      CommoChief in reply to CKYoung. | February 22, 2020 at 10:29 pm


      I think DJT beats any d in the general, no argument from me on that if we stay vigilant. I also think that Bernie is the most viable d candidate. His support is real not a bunch of paid d party hacks. What gives me a bit of pause about laughing at Bernie’s chances is that this time in 2016 DJT was still viewed as a flaky candidate with no real shot. Then came the r convention and the general election.

      My point is let’s not make the mistake of sleeping on Bernie simply because he is a flaky socialist who we don’t think could win. After all, how many folks slept on DJT and then broke down on election night?

        CorkyAgain in reply to CommoChief. | February 22, 2020 at 10:57 pm

        I agree, we shouldn’t take anything for granted.

        I wouldn’t have thought an admitted socialist could be competitive nationally, but then I look at the way politics is trending in the urban centers that dominate so many states. We saw just the other day how rural and suburban voters are talking about secession as a way to get out from under those leftist majorities in the big cities…

        People better wake up if they haven’t already.

        CKYoung in reply to CommoChief. | February 22, 2020 at 11:27 pm

        I’m going to do business as if bernie has a chance because complacency is not an option regarding our Republic. But bernie is truly Frankenstein’s monster. The democrats let him slip into their tent, hoping to placate the bernie bros and hard/radical left. But now that the monster is alive and about to take over because they torched the bernie bros in 2016. Most democrats know they have to (figuratively) destroy this monster. They don’t have a hillary to rig the primary for, so they are stuck. This is going to fracture the party. aoc is all in a wants to primary any dems that aren’t on the socialist/communist bandwagon. It is a huge mess they created for themselves, and glorious to watch.

CNN and NYT’s are calling it at 12:40 Pacific time.

I’d like an embargo on exactly this sort of electioneering. To wit; Biden woman decides to sit with Warren caucus than sit alone because Marxist-Maoist journo’s are sitting nearby, pointing and laughing.

We need to keep the bully-press out of the caucus rooms.

    Milhouse in reply to Tiki. | February 22, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    She didn’t move because of anything the press did, she moved because Biden clearly had less than the minimum support necessary, whereas with her support Warren would be able to get over the top. That’s how caucuses are supposed to work.

Caucus.. bs way of voting

The fact Biden made second place kind of undermines any narrative about Nevada being representative of a national electorate.

This is the Bolshevik revolution happening under the guise of the “democrat” party.

The masks have not only dropped, they are being trampled.

The Friendly Grizzly | February 22, 2020 at 7:52 pm

Union state. I expected nothing else.

    The most powerful union in Nevada endorsed “Anybody But Sanders”.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Milhouse. | February 22, 2020 at 9:13 pm

      Then, i stand corrected.

        There are new unions (service) and old unions (manufacturing/trades). The manufacturing has gone to China and the trades have been taken over by illegals doing the work locally with no union involvement. The Dems may have a temporary control over the new unions but they have lost the old ones big time, which is why they get union support in some states but not others, like Ohio where 90% of the counties were red in 2016 and I see 95% of them going that way in 2020. Every large empty factory should have a sign painted on it (the Dems did this!)

          Milhouse in reply to MajorWood. | February 23, 2020 at 6:43 pm

          In Nevada there never was any manufacturing, and the big powerful union is the Culinary Union. And it officially endorsed “Anybody But Sanders”. He won despite that.

Can’t wait for those first time voters and others to find out the new taxes also means them. And they’ll willingly give all seven of their combined guns and wonder why they’re being herded onto a cattle car.

bernie – “I’m not going to allow billionaires to buy the presidency”.
Also bernie – I’m going to buy the presidency with taxpayer dollars”.

Can you imagine Bernie’s mug being the fifth face on Mount Rushmore? To be representative, his likeness would need to be squinting and yelling.

Cruise Ship Kristol and Jennifer Rube are on suicide watch right now.

The Democrats are in such bad shape, not even Democrats want them.

“It’s continuing to look like a socialism vs. capitalism, Bernie vs. Trump contest is likely this November”

The last time that the Which Way, America Question was asked, in 1964 (Goldwater v. LBJ), America made a big-time choice for Big Government. And it was a landslide: Johnson got 486 EC votes. To be sure a good chunk of his votes were sympathy votes based on Jack’s assassination, but still, the Democrats’ big government approach won bigly.

Phyllis Schlafly made the case for Goldwater with her book A Choice Not an Echo. Goldwater would have taken the country, especially through his foreign policy, in an Americanist direction. He would have brought to an end the CFR-controlled approach of America being the world’s policeman.

A Bernie v. Donald contest would present a similar choice for America. But this time we’re experienced. We know what Big Government does, that endless war is the CFR choice of approach. And we can contrast that with the refreshing approach used by Trump.

I can’t help but picture a Branco cartoon, with Bernie jumping out of the Trojan horse early to grab the lead while the other Dems still in the horse do a facepalm as he gives away the ruse.

You’re welcome to do so, Mr. B.

The Democrats have a real problem on their hands. If they allow Bernie to win, then do they run in the general on the platform, we’re not really socialists or communists–we’re just running someone who says he is? Or do they bring in the superdelegates and take it away from Bernie, causing a split in their party and maybe an independent run by Bernie?

Good. It’s about time we had an election that pits the Marxists against everybody else. Enough of these wishy-washy “moderates” with obscure, undefined “principles” trying to straddle the fence.

buckeyeminuteman | February 23, 2020 at 7:03 am

Sounds like Bernie is in need of another heart attack. Maybe wait until after Super Tuesday though.